Arturia MicroBrute

$419.99

LOOKS TINY, SOUNDS MASSIVE

Packed with mixable waveforms, a new sub-oscillator design, the famous Steiner-Parker multimode filter, a super-fast envelope, a syncable LFO, our new step sequencer and a patchable mod matrix, the MicroBrute is a landmark new synth at an incredible price.

Pure Analog

The MicroBrute is new but carries the award-winning heritage of its big brother, the MiniBrute.

The MicroBrute was designed to be small but still retain an amazing sound quality. With a 100% pure analog voice path and advanced interconnectability via MIDI, USB, CV/ GATE, this machine is a true powerhouse synthesizer that takes your sound to a new level.

Hands-On Heaven

If you’re new to synths, you’re looking at one of the easiest to use and most unique-sounding synthesizers we think money can buy. And if you’re a synth veteran, we think it won’t have escaped your attention that MicroBrute is also a seriously capable semi-modular sequence-able beast. Wait till you hear how it sounds.

No presets, no menus, nothing to get between you and the ability to sculpt your sound live. Not only does MicroBrute give you the means to create, perform and be completely original every time you power up, it does it with astounding sound quality.

Brutal Potential

Process audio. Sequence analog gear. Give your modular a new LFO and Envelope Generator. Hook up to your DAW and make whole tracks. Hook up to your Drumtracks, open your door, and play a whole gig.

Tiny in size, tiny in price, huge in sound, and vast in potential. We’ve had so much fun with MicroBrute: Now it’s your turn.

Details

A synthesizer is a musical instrument that is meant to be played.

However, playing a synthesizer is more than just playing some notes on a keyboard and recalling someone else’s presets. If that was the goal you could be looking at accordions or going to a department store to buy your keyboard (along with socks, milk and toilet paper)…but you aren’t, because you’re more creative than that.

 

1-Massive Oscillator

  • Sawtooth, Pulse and Triangle waves with unique modifiers. Ultra Saw makes for huge sounds; Metalizer adds complex harmonics to the triangle wave. Sub Osc will rattle the house.
     

2-Steiner-Parker Filter

  • Beefy filter with Low Pass, High Pass and Band Pass modes. Resonance can be pushed into self-oscillation.

3-Modulation Matrix

  • Modulate the sound of the MicroBrute by connecting modulation sources and destinations. You can also use it to connect with external gear. With the MicroBrute's stackable patch cables, you get even more modulation possibilities!
     

4-Sequencer

  • You get 8 sequences with up to 64 steps each to create multiple musical phrases.

5-Superfast Envelope

  • ADSR envelope generator allows the sharpest attacks or extra-long release times.
  • 6-Syncable LFO
  • The LFO supplies three waveforms and can run in sync with the Sequencer.

7-Fine Tuning

  • The MicroBrute uses 100% analog VCO's. Although ours are very stable, you may sometimes need to tune your instrument.

8-CV/Gate in/out

  • Connect your MicroBrute with your vintage analog gear.
     

9-Audio in/out

  • Process audio through MicroBrute; connect it to your favorite devices thanks to its audio input and output as well as MIDI input.
  • 10-USB Connection
  • Control MicroBrute from your DAW or use it as a master keyboard.

  

Main Features

  • Monophonic synthesizer
  • 100% Analog audio signal path
  • Steiner-Parker 2-pole multimode filter (Low Pass, Band Pass, High Pass)
  • Analog Voltage Controlled Oscillator
  • Oscillator Mixer (Overtone, Sawtooth, Square, Triangle, audio in [on rear panel])
  • ‘Overtone’ sub oscillator/5th generator
  • Signal enhancers:
    • Pulse Width Modulation
    • Ultrasaw generates fat sawtooth waveforms
    • Metalizer brings in extreme harmonics
  • Brute Factor™ delivers saturation and rich harmonics
  • LFO with 3 waveforms (sine, sawtooth, square)
  • LFO can freerun or sync to arpeggiator
  • ADSR envelope generator
  • Keyboard tracking of the VCF cutoff
  • 25-note mini-key keyboard
  • Mod wheel (assignable to cutoff or LFO amount)
  • Pitch wheel (bend range selectable via software)
  • Octave selector from -2 to +2 octaves
  • External analog audio input
  • CV In jacks: Pitch, Filter, sub-harmonics, pulse width, Metalizer, saw animator
  • CV Out jacks: pitch, envelope, LFO
  • MIDI In with 5 pin DIN connector
  • USB MIDI In/Out
  • 1/4” audio output and 1/8” headphone output
  • Full-functioned step sequencer:
    • 8 memories
    • up to 64 steps per memory
    • tap tempo
    • rate control
    • step divisions (via software)
    • trigger modes (via software)
  • MIDI sync
  • Steel bottom panel
  • 12V DC 1A power supply

 

We like to keep things simple, so Faders Music Inc. offers Free Canada-Wide Shipping for almost all orders over $99 (before tax). We use Canada Post, UPS, Purolator, Canpar or Fedex for shipments within Canada and the USA.

Local customers may choose to pickup their order at the store free of charge during the checkout process (click & collect). Free local delivery to Brandon, MB addresses is also available for orders over $25. 

Here's the thing... some larger/heavier items may be subject to shipping charges. Canada is a big place and shipping companies now calculate their rates using "dimensional weight" meaning larger items are very expensive to ship - even if they don't weigh very much (i.e. an empty guitar case). 

We want to be completely transparent with our shipping policy, so here is a list of items that we have to charge some shipping on. (these fees usually work out to about 25%-50% of what we actually pay).

Faders Subsidized Flat Shipping Rates (within Canada)

  • Casio 61-76 Note Keyboards : $30 + tax
  • 88 Note Pianos : $70 + tax
  • Electronic Drumsets : $40 + tax
  • Empty Guitar Case (hardshell) : $30 + tax
  • Guitars < $350 Value : $30 + tax
  • Amps 25+ watt : $40 + tax
  • Guitar & Bass Bundles : $40 + tax

If you make a purchase from one of the listed categories and choose Free Canada-Wide Shipping, we will email you a secure link to pay the shipping charge after you've made your purchase. It's super fast and super easy. 

Note: If you purchase $99+ worth of additional products on the same order as one of the items in the above list then your entire order will qualify for Free Shipping. (*not including guitar & bass bundles)
Example: You purchase a hardshell acoustic case + 5 sets of strings, a leather strap & a Beatles record (additional items = $99+) then your entire order will ship for free. 

Some remote or rural locations may be subject to additional shipping charges. If your delivery address is a PO Box then these fees will apply (Canada Post charges ridiculous oversize shipping fees).

If you have any questions, please send us an email info@faders.ca or reach out to us on social media @fadersmusic


A brief note about shipping & delivery estimates:

When you place an order with Faders, we always ship within 1 business day (same day whenever possible). In short.. we inspect, pack and get it out the door as fast as humanly possible. Place your order on a Monday - it leaves Tuesday at the latest, place your order Friday at 7:30pm CST - it leaves Monday morning etc.

Once your order has left the store it is in the hands of the delivery company. Shipping estimates shown in our checkout process are estimates provided to us from the shipping companies - they are not guaranteed delivery dates as there are many factors which can impact actual delivery times such as: seasonal shipping volumes, extreme weather, staffing/technical/mechanical issues, delivery location  and global pandemics (occasionally).

We do everything in our power to get you your gear as fast as possible & we know the shipping companies are working hard to do the same! 

 
Who are we?

Faders Music is an independently owned & operated music store located in the middle of the Canadian Prairies - Brandon, MB. We opened our doors on April 12, 2007.

Where are we?

Faders Music Inc.
2412A Victoria Ave.
Brandon, MB
R7B 0M5
(204) 571-0428

What do we do?

Musical Instruments, Music Lessons & Vinyl Records.

Musical Instruments:

At our core we are a music store specializing in guitars, pianos/keys, drums & recording gear. We are a proud dealer for many top brands including: Fender, Ibanez, Orange & Blackstar.

Music Lessons:

A huge part of what makes Faders, Faders.. is our music school. We have 12 instructors on staff that teach all ages and skill levels in guitar, piano, drums and voice. Over the years we have taught hundreds & hundreds of students the joy of learning a musical instrument. Some of our former students have even become teachers at the store!

Vinyl Records:

A few years back we thought it would be cool to add new and used vinyl records to the store. It's been a huge hit! We also recently started bringing in rock band T-Shirts & other "lifestyle" type stuff.

Our goal has always been to be a comfortable place for music lovers to hangout, shop and/or learn how to play.

What else?

  • We have a full service guitar repair shop.
  • We offer financing. If you want to slice up your payments on that dream guitar we can help. It's fast and surprisingly easy. You can even apply from the comfort & privacy of your own home right here on the home page of our website.
  • We are Canada's #1 ToneWood Amp Dealer
  • We have a pretty cool Reverb Shop where you can sometimes find neat stuff we don't necessarily have listed on our website
  • High pressure sales? Nonchalant clerks who are half asleep? Not at Faders! At Faders there's never any pressure to buy and we are always happy to answer any questions and help guide you to products you might be interested in.
  • We ship worldwide. Whether it's through our website or Reverb store we can and do ship all over the world.
  • Local customers can shop online at faders.ca & pickup in store. Do you like to shop online but still want to support your local shops? Now it's easy to buy online here and select "Local Customer Pickup" during the checkout process. We will prepare your stuff and have it waiting for you.


Looking for even more info about Faders? Drop us an email at info@faders.ca or reach out to us through Instagram or Facebook @fadersmusic

 

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